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Fresh Harvest for September 1st

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We have lots of watermelons this week, fruitarians rejoice!. The Hershbergers have an heirloom variety called Rattlesnake which apparently gets to be a very large watermelon. We tried a $7 melon (Large) and it was very sweet with very few seeds. Abraham weighs his watermelons to determine the price for each one. This week he has 7 different sizes. Since I list all of Abe’s items on the Market page, it challenges me to come up with different names for the various sizes of melons. It starts out pretty easy with small, medium, etc., but with 3 sizes bigger than Jumbo, I had to search for synonyms. I settled on Colossal, Mammoth and Gargantuan. It was a tough call on what to call the biggest melon, but I went with Gargantuan. My melons on the other hand are small to very small Sugar Baby, smaller than a soccer ball. If you ever get an under or over ripe melon, please let me know and I’ll credit you.

Rocky Glade Farm (Jim & Julie Vaughn) is back this week with lots of peppers as well as broccoli, cabbage, kale and other delights. Rocky Glade has an interesting new item called Mashed Potato Acorn Squash (See their description in Recipes). The Vaughn’s sons Dylem and Caleb have listed eggs from their chickens.

Pig and Leaf Farm has some beautiful bouquets this week featuring dahlias. Last week, they had some lovely eucalyptus in the bouquets which brought back memories of my flower growing days. I don’t think that I could ever get the darn eucalyptus seeds to germinate. They also have lettuce mix in 5 ounce bags.

The Hershbergers have 80 lbs. of heirloom tomatoes this week. Think about when winter comes and there are no local tomatoes until summer.

I am setting up in a different location at Trinity. There’s a big tree diagonally across from where I’ve been setting up, near Sharondale. It’s flat and has more shade.

Lots of fine items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.



Mashed Potato Acorn Squash
Mashed Potato Acorn is so named b/c you can cook and then cream the inside flesh and it resembles “mashed potatoes”. Great for those on low carb diets. You can of course also bake these and eat anyway you want to cook a traditional acorn squash, it has ghost white skin and off white flesh.